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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Songs and Dances of Death - The Nursery (Orchestrated by Peter Breiner)

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner

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"Utterly different in feel and texture to Ravel’s celebrated orchestration of Pictures, Peter Breiner demonstrates a special empathy with Mussorgsky’s startling world of Romantic primitivism."
- BBC Music Magazine

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Pictures at an Exhibition  
1
Promenade
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
2:08
2
I. Gnomus
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
3:25
3
Promenade
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
1:17
4
II. Il vecchio castello (The Old Castle)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
4:36
5
Promenade
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
0:38
6
III. Tuileries
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
1:03
7
IV. Bydlo
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
3:34
8
Promenade
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
1:01
9
V. Bellet de poussins dans leurs coques (Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
1:18
10
VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
2:44
11
Promenade
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
1:47
12
VII. Limoges, le marche (Limoges, the Market)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
1:37
13
VIII. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum) -
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
2:22
14
VIII. Cum mortuis in lingua morta (With the Dead in the Language of the Dead)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
2:15
15
IX. La cabane sur des pattes de poule (The Hut on Fowl's Legs)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
3:39
16
X. La grande porte de Kiev (The Great Gate of Kiev)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
7:08
Pesni i plyaski smerti (Songs and Dances of Death)  
17
No. 1. Kolibel'naya (Lullaby)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
3:47
18
No. 2. Serenada (Serenade)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
4:27
19
No. 3. Trepak
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
5:05
20
No. 4. Polkovodets (The Field-Marshal)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
5:20
Detskaya (The Nursery)  
21
No. 1. S nyaney (With Nurse)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
3:43
22
No. 2. V uglu (In the Corner)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
1:48
23
No. 3. Zhuk (The Beetle)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
3:44
24
No. 4. S kukloy (With the Doll)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
1:42
25
No. 5. Na son gryadushchiy (Going to Sleep)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
2:07
26
No. 6. Kot Matros (The Cat Sailor)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
2:23
27
No. 7. Poyekhal na palochke (On the Hobbyhorse)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Peter Breiner; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Peter Breiner
3:49
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    78:27
"... a well filled disc ... the two suites are a very substantial bonus ... playing standards are exemplary throughout. The orchestra clearly enjoyed playing for Breiner and the recording is bright and punchy. Overall this is a worthy addition to the Mussorgsky discography."
- MusicWeb International

Peter Breiner both conducts and orchestrates this exciting performance of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. These piano pieces have been orchestrated by numerous composers, with the version by Maurice Ravel being the best known.  Of his new orchestration featured here, Breiner explains: "I was not trying to recreate Mussorgsky's orchestral sound, but actually to create a contemporary sound. I wanted to create it without using a lot of unusual sounds and to stay within the limits of the traditional symphony orchestra with a substantial expansion in the woodwind and percussion sections."
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*Recorded in PCM 96 kHz / 24-bit.
Mastered in PCM 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit and DSD 2.8224 MHz / 1-bit.

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